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as aecond-clas.s matter u*der the at t of Congress
of March 3, 187 V.
Address ail communications to The Enterprise
and not to the individual members of the firm.
Friday, February 19, 1932
Civilization's Course
Is our civilization decaying is a question some
times raised? However, the general opinion of most
people is that we are making rapid progress upward.
There is still grave doubt as to the correctness -6f
such opinion. While it is hard to take accurate
measure of the true standard of civilization, We find
much evidnece of its going down hill instead of up.
There is certainly much evidence in some sections
proving that son is not as good a man as father, and
that in itself is perhaps the truest measure of worth
while progress.
When we measure the standard of the men of the
past generation and find just how much they con
tributed to the upbuilding of, civilization
was being advanced. They built homes, cleared
land, and handed us a clean cut and "Jionrtfcble so
ciety; The men and women were appraised for truth
and honor. They had a bright outlook on life, and
they were willing to adapt themselves to such con
ditions and difficulties of life as necessary. ' They
were always looking forward to and working for a
bright future, and they left us a rich inheritance.
Now we have different conditions. We have devour
ed a great wealth of pros|>erity, and the worst of it
is that we- have lost our outlook for tlw~goWl things
of the future. Homes that were once presided over
by fathers and mothers who, were dependable in every
way and filled with boys an'tf girls who hail something
to inspire them, are now mortgaged to the helt. The
porches are down, the roofs leak and the walls are
smoked and dingy, and the only sign that there ever
was prosperity on the premises is a few old rusty au
tomobiles around the back lots. There is little cheer
fulness in our homes today; only the song of hard
times and the howl about high taxes are heard. In
many places the tide has run so low that the occu
pants hardly have enough courage to wash their
faces. They seem to entertain the idea that without
money there is no joy in life.
Perhaps the truth is that we have lost the true
■titaning of life, and think there can be no values
other than those than can be measured in terms of
cash. We forget health and strength, honor and
truth, and no longer hold them as requisites for a
happy life.
Yes, our civilization is decaying. We have more
slaves now than ever before; in fact, most of us are
slaves to some habit that does no good and often does
us much harm. We are slaves to nicotine or caffeine
or to something that makes us miserable and worth
less. We are yielding to habits that will affect the
strength and vitality of most children born in the
coming years. Girls who should l>e training for
strength of body and purity of mind are smoking
cigarettes and cursing thereby weakening themselves
for the task of maintaining a civilization such as
their mothers built up. We cannot escape the fact
that when we poison the mind or the body, it will
certainly affect us or those who come after us.
Perhaps our greatest need at this time is to look
up and forget that unfortunate period in which we
thought we were rich. We just as well stop gazing
and staring for the return of those good old times
when we were so rich that we did not know how to
behave ourselves, for those times are not coming back.
We must change our ways of thinking and doing or
our whole social and economic system will have to be
Disarmament Predicted
It may be that the disarmament congress now as
sembled at Geneva, Switzerland, will not be able to
agree on any plan that will result in any material
change in our present war base schedule. However,
one thing is certain to happen in .the near future and
that is this world is going to lay down its arms. We
jut beginning to acquire too much intelligence tc
tolerate any such principles advanced by war lords
The sentiment expressed in the present deliberations
at the congress is proof that the people are growing
tired of w.
Of course the militarist argue that if China had
been prepared she would now have no war which is
bjr no means the cause of her present trouble. Japan's
preparedness is the sole cause of tit war. China has
plodded along mote than 4,000 years without pre
praJnest and has bad very few wars while, Japan
for only 75 years has been on a prepared basis
for both offence and defense, principally offence. She
has had several wars during that time, and now has
the promise of many more unless she changes her
present attitude.
Civilization has found the court to be the nerest
plan to perfection in finding and meting out justice.
It is working far better than a plan permitting every
individual to carry his own pistol, knife and knucks.
The terror of punishment restrains people often,
but the fact that we are a part of a system in which
justice and not power is the chief reason for our so
cial safety."
Nations see the need of the same method for ad
justing their troubles, and powder manufacturers,
cannon makers and shipbuilders, with the influence
of military and naval officer?, who are living and
(thriving on the war spirit will not be ablf to con
tinue power as a substitute for justice very much
Prompt Payers Are Given No Thought
Hertford County Herald
Every time we read or hear of agitation for a spe
cial session of the North Carolina General Assembly
to Rive further relief to taxpayers who havent' paid
tiheir 1931 taxes or who will not pay them by the first
Monday in May, we begin wondering when, in the
name of justice to the larger majority that pays
promptly and actually keeps the wheels of govern
ment moving, somebody will arise to suggest that re
lief be granted them. We are for relief to the tax
payer, particularly that class which pays on real es
tate valued far above tis true value. We are enlisted
in the fight to reduce their burdens.
One of the great burdens of the prompt taxpayers —
and he is much in the majority—is the delinquent
taxpayer. Failure to pay by a small percentage of
taxpayers not only throws governmental fiscal affairs
out of joint by forcing loans against uncollected taxes,
but it also has lately resulted in causing the ex
penditure of time and money by the State Govern
ment in legislating particularly for the delinquent.
Postponements were ordered last year by special leg
islative act, and the net result has been confusion,
and loss of time and money. Finally, it has created
in some the belief that this sort of thing can be con
tinued from year to year—and they really think their
treatment is unfair if postponement isn't done again
in 1932.
I'hey would even have the Legislature convened in
special session for the benefit of the delinquent. The
prompt payers would be called upon to further bur
den themselves by paying the costs of a special ses
sion because of the small minority that hasn't set
tled up or won't pay by May first.
"A Shocking Revelation"
Gold shorn Messenger.
Under the heading above, the Winston-Salem
Journal and Sentinel printed about an occurrence al
most on its front doorstep an editorial of which ex
cerpts follow:
" The sheriff of a county, the solicitor of a judicial
district, and the dominant political leader of David
son County were members of a mid-night automobile
party between Winston-Salem and Lexington. All
three were drinking. Their car was wrecked. The
sheriff shot a truck driver he believed responsible for
the wreck.'' •
And, as most newspaper readers know, the sheriff
thereafter was fatally shot himself, NOT by the
truck driver.
"A corner's jury was summoned and the solicitor
and his companion both testified that they did not
know how the sheriff was killed, and no word of
remonstrance came from either of them when the
jury returned its verdict that the officer came to his
death from a shot fired by the young truck driver.
Not until Governor Gardner ordered an investigation
did the solicitor finally tell the truth and lay bare all
the facts surrounding the deplorable affair."
That editorial appeared Sunday morning. By Mon
day, at the time of writing this, a question arises as
to whether the full truth was told at the second testi
fying In fore the coroner's jury. The evidence of wit
nesses to the shooting whose stories to a degree forc
ed the solicitor and his friend to change their first
stories indicates further changes may yet be made.
that angle of the affair is not to our mind the
most serious. Here is what it is:
Testimony both times was sworn to on the Bible—
the same Bible. The second testimony declared that
sworn to the first time as the truth was really a lie,
was perjured.
This perjuring of a Bible oath was committed -by
two men of leading position in their community, men
who would be expected by other folks in the com
munity to give an example of what should be done.
The sacredness of testimony sworn to on the Bible
should have been especially upheld by a solicitor,
whose office and profession if honestly conducted
would call for his utmost efforts toward truthful
testimony from all persons giving witness, including
If the truth cannot be expected on the sworn oath
of an attorney, an attorney especially chosen to repre
sent the people of his district, and of another man of
outstanding ability in the community, from whom can
it be expected?
The affair in Davidson gives shocking point to the
common knowledge that many witnesses lie—on the
Bible—in all counties.
We hope it will stimulate the lawyers of every
county, with whom in final analysis the greatest pow
er is for correction, to "clean up" testifying in the
courts and other legal hearings of their counties and
to make the truth, with or without the aid of a Bible
oath, once more the only coin of value in legal pro
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Whereas, our Heavenly Father in
his wisdom on December 28, 1931,
called from this earthly state to that
of the Saints Blessed Kfcst, the soul
of our beloved friend and co-worekr,
Fannie Nichols Hassell,
Therefore, Be it resolved,
First, That in her death the Wo
man's Auxiliary of the Church of the
Advent, Williamston, Diocese of East
Carolina, lost a loyal, devout and
humble servant of the Master, who,
through all the years of suffering kept
the faith as one whose hope in things
eternal grew stronger as the shadows
Second, That we deeply mourn the
loss of this faithful daughter of the
Church, who did* whatever she could
to advance, the Kingdom of God on
earth, and to hold aloft the beacon
which helped us along the way,
Third, That the members of the
Woman's Auxiliary extend to the lov
ed ones deepest sympathy, praying
God's richest blessings of comfort
and consolation upon each of
now and through all the years,'
Fourth, That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to the family, and a,
copy each to The Enterprise and The
Mission Herald for publications
Signed, I
Williamston, N. C.
February 8, 1932.
Club members of McDowell Coun
ty will plant 2,500 black walnut trees
this winter.
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Whereas, the Omnipotent has seen
fit to call to Himself one of the mem
bers of this committee, Javan Roger
son, who for years has enthusiastically
served as a member of the Democratic
Executive Committee of Martin Coun
And, whereas, in his passing the
county has lost one of its best citizens
and the Democratic party has lost
one of its staunchest supporters;
And, whereas, it is the desire of the
Democratic I'arty through its execu
tive committee to express to his fam
ily their keen appreciation of his serv
ice and worth and our deep sympathy
for them in his passing: Now, there
fore, be it
Resolved/That in the deatli of Javan
Rogerson, the county has lost a citizen
and the Democratic Party has lost a
supporter whose worth is inestimable;
That a copy of these resolution be
transmitted to the widow and family
of the deceased, assuring thetn of our
deepest sympathy in his death;
That a copy of these resolutions be
transmitted to the father and mother
of the deceased, the fclder and Mrs.
J. N. Rogerson, who in a short while
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have lost two sons whose lives reflect
ed creilit to themselves and their pa r* |
ents and whose places will be hard to '
fill in their community and in their I
county; I
That a copy of these resolutions be (
transmitted to the Knterprisc and the
Herald for publication.
By order of the-Democratic Execu-!
five Committee of Martin County. I
J. V\'. HINES, Committee.
A group of Carteret County grow- i
ers received $707.45 net for a car of
76 hogs sold 011 the Richmond mar
ket last week.
Under and by virtue of an order of
re-sale, and under atid by virtue of
the authority contained in that cer
tain deed of trust executed to the
undersigned trustee by Henry I).
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Friday, February 19,1932
on the 17th day of June, 1927, and of
record in the Public Registry of Mar
tin County in Book Y-2, at page 299,
said deed of trust being given to se
cure certain notes of even date and
tenor therewith and the stipolations
therein contained not having been
complied with, at the request of the
parties interested, the undersigned
trustee will, on Monday the 29th day
of February, 1932, at 12 o'clock 11.,
1 in front of the Courthouse door in the
I Town of Williamston, North Carolina,
offer for sale to the highest bidder for
, cash, the following described proper
Beginning at the intersection of the
State Highway No. 90 and Mill Street,
in the Town of Robersonville, North
Carolina, running thence along said
! Highway westwardly 150 feet to a
stob; thence a line parallel with Mill
I Street 120 feet to a stob, the line of
Lot No. 34 thence along the line of
Lot No. 34 in an easterly direction
150 feet to Mill Street; thence north
erly along said Mill Street to the be
i ginning, being a part of Lot No. 33
! m the Hosiery Mill property at Rob
| ersonville, North Carolina, as sur
! veyed and plotted on December 19,
1919, by Kennedy & Ryder, Engineers.
Said plat being of record in the Pub
lic Registry of Martin County in
Book-...., at page
Dated this the 1 11th day ofi Febru
, ary, 1932.
fl9 v 4tw Trustee. •
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed on 20th day of March,
1922 by N. S. Godard to the under
signed trustee and of record in the
public registry of Martin County in
Book G-2 at page 474, said deed of
trust having been given for the pur
| pose of securing a note of even date
and tenor therewith, default having
1 been made in the payment of same
I and at the request of the holder of the
' said note the undersigned trustee will,
; on Wedrc 'day, the 23rd day of March,
| 1932, at 12 o'clock m., in front of the
courthohu e door in Williamston,
North Carolina, offer for sale to the
I highest bidder, for cash, th* following
des ribe I real estate, to wit:
1 hat certain house and lot lying on
Hrjghton Street in the town of Wil-
I'aniston, North Carolina, which is
ni>v ocr! lied by Mrs. Alice Godard,
raid proiutes being bounded on the A
n r!h Lv Simmons Avenue, on thev
i west by Haughton Street, and on the
1 east and south by T. F. Harrison, and
being the home which S, L. Godard
' died seized and possessed.
| This the 17th day of February, 1932.
I fl9 4tw Trustee.
Elbert S. Peel, Attorney.
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